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10.06.21

McConnell Statement on Democrats’ Self-Created Debt Limit Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today on the debt limit: "The unified Democratic government had two and a half months to address the debt limit through reconciliation. Instead, they drifted to the doorstep of yet another self-created Democrat crisis. Whether through miscalculation or a deliberate effort to bully their own members into wrecking the Senate, top Democrats have risked adding a default crisis to the inflation cri… Continue Reading


07.24.19

McConnell on ‘Fox News at Night’ with Shannon Bream

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox News Channel's "Fox News at Night" with Shannon Bream to discuss the budget deal reached between the Trump Administration and Speaker Pelosi, former Special Counsel Mueller's testimony today, the Democrats' socialist agenda, and reshaping the federal judiciary. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Trump Administration-Pelosi budget deal: "We got the number we wanted on defense. There will be no … Continue Reading


07.22.19

McConnell on Administration-Pelosi Budget Deal: ‘The Resources We Need to Keep Rebuilding our Armed Forces’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the president's announcement today that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have reached a budget deal: "I am very encouraged that the administration and Speaker Pelosi have reached a two-year funding agreement that secures the resources we need to keep rebuilding our armed forces. This was our top objective: Continuing to restore the readiness of our armed for… Continue Reading


07.18.19

McConnell on Fox Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria’ with Maria Bartiromo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined Fox Business Channel's "Mornings with Maria" with Maria Bartiromo today to discuss the Democrats' socialist agenda, ongoing budget negotiations, the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and the minimum wage debate. See below for highlights or click here to watch. On the Democrats' socialist agenda: "Well, look [the president] is right about the 'The Squad' wanting to go turn us into a socialist country. What… Continue Reading


11.29.18

McConnell Statement on Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: "I want to thank Senators Blunt, Ernst, Lankford, and Perdue for their work and everyone's contributions to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. "It is my hope that members from both chambers and parties can build on the foundation this important select committee laid and we c… Continue Reading


02.27.18

McConnell Announces Senate Republican Members of Joint Select Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the Senate Republican Joint Select Committee assignments: Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) Senator David Perdue (R-GA) Senator James Lankford (R-OK) Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (Co-Chair) Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID) … Continue Reading


02.07.18

Bipartisan Budget Act

"We need Congress to lift the defense spending caps and support a two-year budget agreement for our military…. We expect the men and women of our military to be faithful in their service even when going in harm's way. We have a duty to remain faithful to them." --Secretary of Defense James Mattis, 2/7/2018 A bipartisan, bicameral agreement was reached on a long-term budget agreement that, for the first time in years, will ensure that America's armed forces have more of the resources the… Continue Reading


01.03.18

Joint Statement from the White House, the Senate Majority Leader’s Office, and the House Speaker’s Office

"Today the Republicans and Democrats in Congress shared their priorities for a bipartisan spending agreement. The American people deserve a government that funds our great military, protects our borders, and leads to a more prosperous future for all. It is important that we achieve a two-year agreement that funds our troops and provides for our national security and other critical functions of the Federal government. It also remains important that members of Congress do not hold funding for our … Continue Reading


10.26.17

‘We Have A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Replace A Failing Tax Code’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding House adoption of the budget for Fiscal Year 2018: "I want to thank Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for taking this important step to help us achieve tax reform for hardworking Americans by passing this budget. This is a comprehensive, fiscally-responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance. It went through committee and includes provisions from both … Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Approves House-Passed Disaster Aid, Legislation Now Goes To President For Signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding passage of the president's supplemental funding request: "The Senate has been committed to doing its part to support the ongoing hurricane relief efforts, and today we are sending the administration's most recent supplemental funding request to the president for his signature. These resources will ensure that FEMA and other agencies have the ability to continue their crucial support to he… Continue Reading


09.29.17

McConnell: This Budget is the First Step to Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) unveiled the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. This comprehensive budget resolution will provide a path to balance and provide Congress with the authority to enact much-needed tax reform for hardworking American families: "I want to thank Chairman Enzi and the members of the Senate Budget Committee for their work. This budget is especially imp… Continue Reading


01.05.17

Majority Leader McConnell’s Statement on Rep. Mick Mulvaney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Trump's intended nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): "After the last eight years of tax and spend policies coming out of the White House, it's time to get our nation's fiscal house in order. I look forward to working with Mick to bring regulatory and budget sanity to our nation and our economy." Ba… Continue Reading


07.08.16

Leader McConnell Statement on Democrat Filibuster of Department of Defense Funding Bill

"It is inexcusable to see Senate Democrats filibustering the defense appropriations bill, jeopardizing both our combat readiness and our national security. "This defense appropriations measure, like every other Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill, respects the budget caps in place and was reported out of committee at the earliest point in more than a decade - despite all of Democrats efforts to dismantle the appropriations process. It also earned the support of every single Democrat in committee. As … Continue Reading


11.04.15

Following Agreement on Budget Numbers, Senate to Consider Bipartisan Troop Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding defense appropriations: "We live in a time of diverse and challenging global threats. "It's a time when we see ISIL consolidating its gains in Iraq and Syria. "It's a time when we see the forces of Assad marching alongside Iranian soldiers and Hezbollah militias. "It's a time when we see Russian aircraft flying above them in support. "And it's a time when commanders tell u… Continue Reading


04.15.15

Pressure Mounts on Senate Democrats to End Their Filibuster of Anti-Slavery Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of bipartisan human rights legislation: "Hours ago, 100% of Senate Democrats followed the lead of Republicans and Democrats in the House - including Nancy Pelosi and the Pro-Choice Caucus - in voting to endorse the bipartisan principle that federal funds leaving the government should be subject to bipartisan Hyde language. Given that Ameri… Continue Reading


03.27.15

McConnell Statement on Senate Passage of FY 2016 Balanced Budget

'By passing a balanced budget that emphasizes growth, common sense and the needs of the middle class, Republicans have shown that the Senate is under new management and delivering on the change and responsible government the American people expect.' WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement Friday after passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 Senate budget that balances within 10 years and does so without raising taxes: "By passing a balan… Continue Reading


02.02.15

McConnell Statement on the President’s Budget and Coal

McConnell Statement on the President's Budget and Coal WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement regarding the President's plan for those struggling under his anti-coal Administration: "It is cold comfort for the Obama Administration to suddenly propose easing the pain they've helped inflict on so many Kentucky coal families, but anything aimed at aiding these communities should be seriously considered. Meanwhile, I will continue to offer w… Continue Reading


02.02.15

McConnell Statement on the President’s Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement regarding the President's budget: "President Obama promised in the State of the Union to deliver a budget filled with 'ideas that are practical, not partisan.' Unfortunately, what we saw this morning was another top-down, backward-looking document that caters to powerful political bosses on the Left and never balances-ever. The new Congress will focus on ways to help the Middle Class instead as we work… Continue Reading

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